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Utah Bucket List: No better place than Bryce Canyon to enjoy brilliant night skies

Besides its hoodoo rock formations, Bryce Canyon is famous for its night skies — and star-gazing.



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The words she uttered during that experience often are used by people she invites to telescope at Bryce.

"They look at Saturn and say, ‘No way. That is fake. It’s just a picture’," Ricks said. "It is just the opposite when they look at the moon. They say, ‘It looks so real.’ "

At a glance

Astronomy festival

The 14th Annual Astronomy Festival runs Wednesday through Saturday, with a keynote presentation Friday at 9:15 p.m. by Australian photographer and astronomer Alex Cherney. The keynote will be at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill in Bryce Canyon City. Tickets are $3 per person or $10 for a family at the door. Presentations also will be held the other evenings of the festival. The presentations are free but seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the visitors’ center starting at 10 p.m. the night before the presentation. The Salt Lake Astronomical Society and the Bryce Canyon Dark Rangers will provide free stargazing with telescopes. For a full schedule, visit http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm

The Utah Bucket List

‘Utah’s Bucket List 2,’ a collaboration between The Salt Lake Tribune and KUED Channel 7, will air in August.

Check out the project’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/UtahBucketList — or follow @UtahBucketList on Twitter and tell us what’s on your list of things to do in this life.

See a video of a full moon hike with dark ranger Kevin Poe at Bryce Canyon National Park http://youtu.be/3mq4xwzTG6A

Check out past Utah Bucket List stories from the Salt Lake Tribune at sltrib.com.

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